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County Deer Advisory Council Meetings Slated for Late-August
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 08/09/2017

County Deer Advisory Councils will soon review deer population data and other key information in order to develop preliminary three-year population objectives within their counties.

Upcoming council meetings--which are open to the public--will discuss potential changes to Deer Management Unit boundaries, according to State Coordinator Kevin Wallenfang.

"Setting population objectives and reviewing DMU boundaries are discussions that occur only every three years," Wallenfang said. "These meetings and the resulting recommendations set the stage for the number of antlerless permits and the season structures that are used in each county for the next three year period. As a result, it is important that the hunters from each county will attend and provide their input as they will be impacted for the next several years based on the results of these meetings. "

August CDAC meetings will develop preliminary recommendations, and a public feedback period in mid-September will include an online survey. Councils will reconvene in October to determine final deer season recommendations in each county. Final population objectives and DMU boundaries will be determined at the December 2017 Natural Resources Board meeting based on the information received through this public involvement process.

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